Current eBook Series: Short Vowel Shorts

Short Vowel Shorts

  • This is a must-have for beginning readers. With a real, entertaining story line, it uses just the specific short vowel in the title, while inviting the reader to make inferences, broaden the story and ask for more to read!
    ~ Igottoomuch
  • I will be including your wonderful books in the preschool program this year.
    ~ Tracey A. - Preschool Teacher, London

Browse the Series of Short Vowel Shorts!

    FAT CAT vs. BAD BAT

FAT CAT vs. BAD BAT by Tate Johnston

Features:

  • Only One Vowel Sound: ă
  • Just 9 Consonants
  • No Sight Words
  • ALL CAPS
  • Introduces the Exclamation Point: !
  • Original Ink & Watercolor Illustrations

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ED EGG vs. PEG LEG EGG

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Features:

  • Only One Vowel Sound: ĕ
  • Just 10 Consonants
  • No Sight Words
  • ALL CAPS
  • Introduces the Apostrophe: ‘
  • Original Ink & Watercolor Illustrations

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      ISH FISH & JIN FIN

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Features:

  • Only One Vowel Sound: ĭ
  • Introduces the blend: SH
  • No Sight Words
  • ALL CAPS
  • Introduces the Countdown: 3, 2, 1
  • Features: Teamwork

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Learn More

Short Vowel Shorts is a series of five phonics books for kids that can help them gain confidence as they learn how to read. The books are designed to be an engaging compliment to word family or phonics worksheets and other reading activities. They don’t contain any sight words, so children who know all their letter sounds but haven’t learned sight words yet can decode and read them, initially with help from a parent or teacher, and then by themselves.

Each story contains only one short vowel sound, so children are only deciphering one vowel sound for the whole story rather than a mix of multiple vowel sounds.

The aim of Short Vowel Shorts is to provide parents and teachers with an option for a phonics step between single letter sounds/word families and short stories that contain sight words and a mix of multiple vowel sounds. Hopefully, being in an illustrated story format, Short Vowel Shorts can be an engaging supplement to word families that will have children gaining skills, confidence, and enjoyment as readers, and saying: “Can I Read-It-On-My-Own?” and then: “I just Read-It-On-My-Own!”

    BOB BOT & DOT BOT

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Features:

  • Only One Vowel Sound: ŏ
  • Contrasts single letter sounds: B, D, P & T
  • No Sight Words
  • ALL CAPS
  • Contrasts letter combinations: PS, SP, ST, FT & TS
  • Introduces Numerical Date Format: 10 10 2099

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BUP PUP vs. UG SLUG vs. HUG BUG

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Features:

  • Only One Vowel Sound: ŭ
  • Introduces Directional Word: UP
  • No Sight Words
  • ALL CAPS
  • Introduces Number Symbol: #
  • Introduces Question Mark: ?
  • Features Ordinal Numbers: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
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Features:

  • FAT CAT vs. BAD BAT
  • ED EGG vs. PEG LEG EGG
  • ISH FISH & JIN FIN
  • BUP PUP vs. UG SLUG vs. HUG BUG
  • BOB BOT & DOT BOT

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